Global Patent Index - EP 0940351 A3

EP 0940351 A3 2000-05-10 - Suspension package

Title (en)

Suspension package

Title (de)

Hängemattenverpackung

Title (fr)

Emballage à suspension

Publication

EP 0940351 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 99301450 A

Priority

US 3622498 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0940351A2] A suspension package (200) includes a frame (210) having two sides (212) and two ends (214) positioned around a central opening (216). Two end panels (222) are hinged at respective ends of the frame (210), and two side panels (218) are hinged at respective sides of the frame (210). A product restraining hammock (226) is mounted to extend between the end panels (222) over the opening (216). In use the end panels (222) are pivoted downwardly to tension the hammock (226) and to suspend a product in the opening (216). The side panels (218) are pivoted upwardly to space the frame array (210) away from an outer container into which the suspension package (230) is placed. The end panels (222) may be shaped as tubular beams to provide increased bending resistance. Additionally, a brace panel (230) can be formed as an integral extension of an end panel (222). Further, an extension flap (240') can be positioned within the central opening (216) to reduce the prospect that a package held in the product restraint (226) will strike the end beam (214) or an outside wall of a container housing the suspension package (200). <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65D 81/07

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 5/52 (2006.01); B65D 81/07 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 81/075 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0940351 A2 19990908; EP 0940351 A3 20000510; JP H11314635 A 19991116; US 5975307 A 19991102

INPADOC legal status


2000-10-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000810

2000-10-11 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20000817

2000-05-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-05-10 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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1999-09-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

1999-09-08 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI